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LOCKPORT – One of the defendants in the Sept. 15 robbery of the Gulf gas station at Walnut and Washburn streets in Lockport was sent to state prison Friday by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

James McClendon, 50, of 21st Street, Niagara Falls, was sentenced to 1½ to three years on his guilty plea to attempted third-degree robbery.

Two other defendants have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in Lockport City Court. Chelsee Williams, 18, admitted to third-degree assault. Jessica A. Burgess, 28, pleaded guilty to attempted fourth-degree conspiracy. Both are awaiting sentencing by City Judge William J. Watson.

Assistant District Attorney Ryan K. Parisi said the case against the fourth defendant, Ashley Bivins, 21, is pending before Kloch. All three women are from Niagara Falls.